APCO launches ANZPAC 2025 targets roadmap – Australia

Posted on March 24, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations, Plastic Recycling


The ANZPAC Roadmap makes it clear why we need a regional pact. Simply put, the report says, “If we fail to act, by 2040, the volume of plastic on the market will double, the annual volume of plastic entering the ocean will almost triple, and ocean plastic stocks will quadruple”.

According to Richard Kirkman, CEO of Veolia ANZ, the circular economy demands that we pivot the entire supply chain. 

“Manufacturers need to make products that can be easily recycled, and that use recycled raw materials, and local authorities need to implement better and more consistent collection systems,” Kirkman explained. 

“Also, recycling businesses like ourselves need to build greater capacity for reprocessing, and consumers should vote with their purchase power, and then put the right thing in the right bin. 

“Now is the time to execute the ANZPAC Plastics Pact Roadmap so that we can meet the targets we’ve set. The changes we make will work, but only if we work together and all play our part.” 

The Roadmap identifies organisations from across the supply chain with leading, supporting or consulting roles for each of the core activities aligned to each of the Targets. 

The four ANZPAC Regional Plastics Targets are:

  • Eliminating unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging through redesign, innovation and alternative (reuse) delivery models;
  • 100 per cent of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025;
  • Increasing plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by 25 per cent for each geography within the ANZPAC region; and
  • Achieving an average of 25 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.